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Webinar: Net zero buildings, local plan policies and the 13 December WMS 

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20th May : 12:30 pm 1:30 pm

In January, the TCPA held a popular event for local authorities that were considering the impacts of the 13 December 2023 Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) on ‘Planning – Local Energy Efficiency Standards Update.’ Industry leaders and local authorities are deeply concerned about the impact of this WMS on the ability of local authorities to meet their net zero commitments.  

The TCPA, supported by the Good Homes Alliance and a coalition of industry organisations, are hosting a follow up webinar on 20 May 2024 for local authorities that are affected by this WMS or concerned about its impact on their plans for addressing climate change through planning policy.   

The webinar will include an update on the legal challenge to the WMS, and you will hear from local authorities and expert consultants about how ambitious policies for net zero homes are being advanced in the context of the WMS. 

Please click here to register for the event


12.30pmWelcome and introduction from the chairCelia Davis, TCPA
12.35pmScene settingHugh Ellis, TCPA
12.40pmUpdate on the judicial review of the WMSNaomi Luhde-Thompson, Rights Community Action
Alex Goodman KC
1pmA panel discussion on local authority responses to the WMSThomas Lefevre, Etude
Marina Goodyear, Bioregional
Emma Davies, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service
Jaymi Cue, Bristol City Council
1:25pmNext steps and session closeCelia Davis, TCPA

This webinar is organised by the TCPA with support from the Good Homes Alliance.


(Full agenda and list of contributors to follow).